Project Wheel House team (l to r): Interim Clerk Nancy Webb, Vice President Kathleen Beales, Board Member Jody Spark, Founder Jessica Webb, and Treasurer Danielle Dion outside New Bedford Seamen’s Bethel.

Project Wheel House team (l to r): Interim Clerk Nancy Webb, Vice President Kathleen Beales, Board Member Jody Spark, Founder Jessica Webb, and Treasurer Danielle Dion outside New Bedford Seamen’s Bethel.

 
Jessica Webb

Jessica Webb

Jessica Webb, Founder and President

Jessica Webb, founder of Project Wheel House and owner of Anchor Yoga & Meditation Center, is a qualified MBSR teacher and is certified to instruct mindfulness meditation and yoga at the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 level. Jessica also teaches the Path of Freedom© prison mindfulness program at a local corrections facility for PWH. “What inspires me most about what I do at Project Wheel House is being able to see one of our participants realize their own capacity for living in the present moment.”

 
Kathleen Beales

Kathleen Beales

Kathleen Beales, Vice President

Kathleen has been a dedicated champion of PWH since its inception, adding her enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to the board as Vice President. She currently is spearheading the grant committee and building the infrastructure for PWH to grow. A native of Long Island, Kathleen splits her time between Florida, where she owns KBV Massage Therapy, and Massachusetts. Her passion is empowering individuals to find their inner sources of healing through therapeutic massage.

 
Danielle Dion

Danielle Dion

Danielle Dion, Treasurer

Danielle brings her 12 years’ experience in the banking industry to PWH’s mission as the board treasurer. Originally from South Korea, Danielle lived in New Bedford on and off or 15 years. She recently moved to Bridgewater, MA, where she lives with her husband. An avid traveller with a thirst for adventure, she finds inspiration and a passion for living by exploring foreign places connecting to new cultures, love, gratitude, humanity, and a greater perspective on what’s important in life. PWH’s yoga classes at The Women’s Center have made an impact on her: “While I've not had first-hand experience with domestic violence, as a woman I believe it's so important to support other women and mothers as they go through such difficult time in their lives.”

 
Jody Spark

Jody Spark

Jody Spark, Board Member

Jody is a certified yoga instructor and an office manager living in Marion, MA, with her husband and children. Jody loves taking long walks in nature to connect to her spirit while her yoga practice has taught her how to be more patient and present with life. She gains inspiration from the ocean and nature, her kids and family, and working towards helping change the lives of others. An invaluable member of the board of directors, Jody, is struck by each of the programs offered through PWH, saying, “each on in its own way is working towards making a positive impact on our community.”

 
Nancy Webb

Nancy Webb

Nancy Webb, Interim Clerk

Originally from Texas, Nancy now calls Little Compton, RI, her home. She brings her expertise and skills from the marketing and public relations sector to Project Wheel House. She gains inspiration from hearing the enthusiasm and dedication of PWH’s staff and instructors. An accomplished writer, she is currently working on a historical novel of a Cherokee woman who lived throughout the 1800s. “I believe Project Wheel House truly fulfills a need for the underserved community,” says Nancy. Her fiction, essays, and interview articles with visual artists have been published in Southwest Art magazine and various southwest regional art magazines, and her artwork and photography have been selected for exhibition and publication. She received a writing residency to Millay Colony for the Arts, and one of her short stories was selected for the Santa Fe Writers Project short list. She was featured reading the prologue of her novel at New Bedford’s Hollihock Writer’s Conference in 2017. Nancy is retired from the Texas State Library and Archives in Austin where, as Public Information Officer, she helped establish the Texas Book Festival.